Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.



Orange Service

Saturday, May 14, 2016 to Sunday, May 15, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016 to Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016 to Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016 to Sunday, August 14, 2016
Traditional mixed train.  Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip.  The 'Vintage Trains' depart Llanfair Caereinion at 11:05 and 14:35, or from Welshpool at 13:05 and 16:15 (no return train available from Llanfair Caereinion). 

Our other departues on the day will be hauled by one of our other steam locomotives, with passenger accommodation in our regular Austrian and Hungarian carriages.

Normal fares apply on all trains.

Fish & Chips Evening Train

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Fish & Chips

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion (weather permitting).  Advance booking essential - further details on our Fish and Chips Train page.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime 'Blue' service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

Bookings for the evening Fish and Chip train close on Monday 23rd May.

Afternoon Tea Train (plus Yellow service)

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Interior of first class SLR carriage.  Photo: Tony Beardsell

Travel in the luxurious first class Sierra Leone Railway carriage en-route to Welshpool or return on an extra afternoon departure from Llanfair Caereinion.  Includes afternoon tea on train.  Spaces limited - advance booking strongly advised.  Further details to follow.

Special fares will apply on the 'Afternoon Tea' train, but ordinary fares apply on our ordinary 'Yellow' service.

Country Railway Weekend

Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Sunday, June 26, 2016
Earl and goods train.  Photo: David Williams

Experience the W&LLR in pre-preservation times as it served the agricultural community.  Travel on our replica 1903 carriages, watch demonstration freight movements and trans-shipment, and admire vintage road vehicles.

A special timetable will be in operation.  Further details to follow.

Canada Day

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Canada Day image

Make our Canadian General Manager feel at home.  Plot your friends and relations on a map of Canada, win souvenir prizes, admire Canadian railway posters and travel free if you have a Canadian passport.

Ham Radio Weekend

Saturday, August 6, 2016 to Sunday, August 7, 2016
Ham Radio Event.  Photo: Charles Spencer

Amateur radio operators will communicate with the world from Raven Square platform using the special call-sign GB4WLR.

Ordinary fares apply.

Annual Gala Weekend

Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015
Friday, September 2, 2016 to Sunday, September 4, 2016

Our biggest event of the year, now over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Teddy Bear Weekend

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
Teddy Bear Weekend.  Photo:  Kevin Heywood

Bring your teddies, spot their friends in the woods along the line, and meet Big Ted for treats at Llanfair.

Diesel Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016

All passenger trains hauled by our vintage diesels, and our collection of military and industrial diesels out for demonstrations.  Shock/horror: NO steam locomotives on this day!

A special timetable will operate.  Further details to follow.

Santa Special

Saturday, December 12, 2015 to Sunday, December 13, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015 to Sunday, December 20, 2015
Saturday, December 10, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016 to Monday, December 19, 2016
Magical journey through the Banwy Valley. Photo: Bruce Webber

10th/11th & 17th/18th/19th of December. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift. Mince pies, mulled wine and fruit drinks are served on your return to Llanfair.